(April 1955)

Harvey, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Harvey Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Harvey Comics [Stamp]
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age, then Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Simon [as Chester Gould]
Inks:
Joe Simon [as Chester Gould]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Dick Tracy

Indexer Notes

Art credit based on Joe Simon's comments in his book The Comic Book Makers.

Boys! Girls! Men! Women! Do You Want Up to $50 or $100 Extra Money? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The FUNman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tracy vs Odds Zonn! (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?: Chester Gould
Pencils:
Chester Gould
Inks:
Chester Gould
Letters:
typeset; Chester Gould

Genre:
adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Mr. Crime; Courtney Rulings; Maria; Junior Tracy; Odds Zonn
Synopsis:
Tracy's ruse to catch Mr. Crime drives him to flight. When Mr. Crime tries to get his partner to flee with him, they argue and end up killing each other. After putting the case to bed, Tracy heads home but is sidetracked when he sees a small girl wandering in the snow. She points to her dog hiding in a culvert. Tracy tries to coax the dog out and then finds himself trapped as three thugs tie his wrists to the culvert supports and leave him to die.
Reprints:
  • From Dick Tracy Newspaper Strip (Chicago Tribune) 1953-01-04 to 1953-02-04

Indexer Notes

On Page 4, Panel 3 of the story, Courtney Rulings says "They'll never take me alive!" It's obvious that the gun in his mouth has been removed from the panel. In the following panel, Mr. Crime is pointing a gun, obviously firing and wincing from being shot, even though no bullets the newspaper he's firing that gun and has bullets hitting him. The newspaper strip shows gunfire and also shows Mr. Crime being hit by bullets. This was the first issue produced under "guidance" of the Comics Code Authority.

School Home Work You Can Pay More - But Why? (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Scripto / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Hey Kids! See if You're Smarter Than the Smith Brothers! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Kids! Be the First to Send for This New Plastic Aircraft Carrier! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Lucky Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hi kids! Buy your April issues now (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Whole Campus Is Cheering (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Harvey Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

To All My Wonderful Friends (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Big H Kid / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Mystery! Magic! Science! Fun! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["We sent the wires."] (Table of Contents: 10)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Gould
Pencils:
Chester Gould
Inks:
Chester Gould
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chester Gould

Genre:
adventure; drama; humor; children; crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Odds Zonn
Synopsis:
Odds offers Tracy a bribe of $100,000 while Tracy lies trapped in the wooden culvert, but Tracy manages to escape his trap. He then radios Sam to help him set a trap for the thugs who imprisoned. Tracy positions himself back in the culvert as if he's still trapped, and he and Sam catch the henchmen who offered him the bribe. Odds Zonn remains at large.
Reprints:
  • From Dick Tracy Newspaper Strip (Chicago Tribune) 1953-02-05 to 1953-02-21.

["Hello...yes...just a moment, please!"] (Table of Contents: 11)

Girl Friday / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Myra Martin; Glenn Wilson; Alfred Boyd; Fred Travers
Synopsis:
Myra and Glenn solve the murder of one of Glenn's clients.
Reprints:

A Report from the F. B. I. (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Harry Sawyer; Frederick DuQuesne
Synopsis:
How the FBI stopped a spy ring.
Reprints:

Gerald's big ears are almost like wings (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Curtiss Candy Company / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

["I got your call, Mr. Rawson."] (Table of Contents: 14)

Minit Mystery Starring the Count / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Boris Gehrhart; Inspector Kelly; Mr. Rawson
Synopsis:
Boris investigates a locked-room murder.
Reprints:

Alaskan Troubleshooters (Table of Contents: 15)

America's Finest / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; crime; history
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story re-typed to fill the page. No wording changed.

Reversible Auto-Seat Covers (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Mardo Sales Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Free! Elizabeth II Empire Stamps (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

New Heavy Plastic Giant Circus Tent Play House (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Giant Big Top Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fun for Boys (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Padell Book Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I'll Give You a Wrist Watch, Archery Set (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

American Seed Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. Boys! Girls! Men! Women! Do You Want Up to $50 or $100 Extra Money?
    The FUNman
  3. 2. Tracy vs Odds Zonn!
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. School Home Work You Can Pay More - But Why?
    Scripto
  5. 4. Hey Kids! See if You're Smarter Than the Smith Brothers!
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  6. 5. Kids! Be the First to Send for This New Plastic Aircraft Carrier!
    Lucky Products
  7. 6. Hi kids! Buy your April issues now
  8. 7. The Whole Campus Is Cheering
    Harvey Comics
  9. 8. To All My Wonderful Friends
    Big H Kid
  10. 9. Mystery! Magic! Science! Fun!
    Honor House Products Corp.
  11. 10. ["We sent the wires."]
    Dick Tracy
  12. 11. ["Hello...yes...just a moment, please!"]
    Girl Friday
  13. 12. A Report from the F. B. I.
  14. 13. Gerald's big ears are almost like wings
    Curtiss Candy Company
  15. 14. ["I got your call, Mr. Rawson."]
    Minit Mystery Starring the Count
  16. 15. Alaskan Troubleshooters
    America's Finest
  17. 16. Reversible Auto-Seat Covers
    Mardo Sales Corporation
  18. 17. Free! Elizabeth II Empire Stamps
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  19. 18. New Heavy Plastic Giant Circus Tent Play House
    Giant Big Top Co.
  20. 19. Fun for Boys
    Padell Book Co.
  21. 20. I'll Give You a Wrist Watch, Archery Set
    American Seed Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Walls
  • Kenneth Blair
  • Chris Boyko